Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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24/09/2006 at 15:02
Thanks! Yes - I have a couple of half maras coming up and another 10k next Sunday. I've been recovering from a stupid foot injury the last few weeks so it feels really good to be back out there working hard.........oh - and I've also sent off my application for FLM - got no chance in the ballot but I reckon a charity place will be a viable option. I also promised myself during the final 6 miles of last years mara that I would never, never do it again...hmmmm....

Anyway - hows things with you?
24/09/2006 at 16:43
Kozzie... that is brillaint - truley brilliant - well done you - make sure you get yourself something to mark that - it's a very special occasion!!

Apps... I think if it's in your head to run/walk.. go for it... why wait? Or you could go and support - that'd do my fruit in!!

Kozzie.. I've just come out of hospital.. been in for breast reduction op that I've waited 4-5 years for... am a bit sore and creaky but I'm really happy I had it done
24/09/2006 at 17:18
Hi Guys! Egg, great to see you back in here, you have mail!

Kozzie, well done on you r year off the booze.

Apps, if you go to support, why not volunteer to work at one of the aid stations? If I don't get fit enough to do FLM I am planning to do that there.

Elle, well done on your 20 miler. As for my sleep, it is getting a bit more routine, but I woke Mrs L, and possibly the street in the early hours of this morning with screaming. Apparently I was having a nightmare and really really screaming. I don't remember the dream though!
24/09/2006 at 17:34
Hi Leighton - sorry to hear about the nocturnal problems - nightmares are horrible if you remember them but can be just as scary for the other half to listen to....hope you are fit and well soon?

Egg - wow! - good for you girl, I hope you're not too sore and that you're back on top form soon. I can understand a tiny, tiny part of what you must have felt - I HATED my boobs when I was at my heaviest. I was lucky enough though for mine to shrink when the rest of me did - I also know that doesn't happen to everyone so well done for taking control and I'm sure you'll be so thrilled once everything settled back to normal.

I actually have you to blame for a large hole in my bank balance!! When I hit 6 months, you suggested I should buy something to mark it and I thought 'great idea' but decided to wait till 12, I totted up all the money I must have saved in booze/taxis/rubbish food and treated myself....ahem...all I will say is that it's sparkly and goes round my wrist. I'm not normally given to such self indulgent gestures,however, I reckon I deserve it and I feel very proud whenever I look at it..
24/09/2006 at 20:21
Hello and evening all.

Welcome back Eggs.

Had a good weekend, put Friday to bed, lots of fresh air and walking around Blackpool and this is the start of another week!
24/09/2006 at 21:08
Kozzie - well done on your year - that's fantastic! And your sparkly treat is very well deserved :)

apps - much as I'd love you to do Abingdon, I agree that it would be better for your first marathon to be one you feel prepared for. Good to hear you've got 10ks pencilled in.

Leighton - glad to hear the sleep is getting a bit more routine...and glad to hear you don't remember the nightmare.

Hi Cinders - sounds like you've had a good weekend.
24/09/2006 at 23:26
I had a steady one at East Retford today, managed to get around in 1hr 46, got to nine miles then died.
The weight is coming off though, five pounds in a week. Feel much better and the beer belly is disminishing, thankfully.

Elle, 20 miles what are you training for ?
25/09/2006 at 09:19
Morning everyone

I don't even remember making my Friday night/Saturday morning post at 0:45hrs

I'd stayed up late watching a documentary about Mark E Smith and drank too much wine. First time for a while, although I don't think I had *that* much.

The strange thing is I went to bed on Wednesday night feeling fine and woke up on Thursday with a heavy cold. Suffered all through Thurs and Fri. Woke up on Saturday morning and the cold had all but gone. Did develop a terrible hangover by mid-morning though. Think the hangover/alcohol killed the cold off.


25/09/2006 at 11:48
Morning guys!

Andy, well done on your race yesterday.

Dio, lol to your cure for a cold.

Egg, hope you're feeling ok today?

25/09/2006 at 15:33
Hello all,

Can't believe it - I just typed a great long message and then lost it, going to post in small bites from now on!!

Egglett, so happy to hear you are home and OK - take it easy ((gentle hug)). Try to enjoy your recovery time!
25/09/2006 at 15:36
Looks like lots of good things achieved over the weekend, hope everyone is having a good start to the week.
25/09/2006 at 21:32
Andy - well done, that's a great time. And I'm training for the Abingdon marathon, in 4 weeks time.

Hi Dio. Well at least the cold's gone :)

Leighton - how are you doing today?

crystaltips - the exact same thing happened to me today - typed a message and then it disappeared - there must be gremlins in the system!

First day back at work today for me after 2 weeks off and it was a complete disaster. It was always going to be hard - the first day after a holiday always is - but so much went wrong :( Oh well. Am (finally) feeling a bit more positive about it and looking forward to the rest of the week.

Hope everyone's doing ok :)
25/09/2006 at 21:41
Hi Guys!

Hi Elle, hope the training is still going well for Abingdon?

As for me? I'm still getting these headaches, they just make me want to rub the top of my head again and again. I can't control my weight, was 13.7 when I did FLM, was 16.0 this morning! I want to take my dogs for walks, or go for runs, but I have no energy or strength. I struggle to concentrate for more than a few minutes at a time, and I can't remember a lot of what I read or watch. I'm now apparently having nightmares every night, so am now sleeping in spare room so as not to wake Mrs L, or worse, what with the tossing ang turning. On top of all that my mum and brother have complained about the choice of name me and Mrs L have decided on for our little one, and my dad's mum is getting quite ill (84) and heading towards the end of her innings. Just feeling like this just isn't fun anymore, and I just want to be normal! I thought that stopping drinking was going to be the end of my problems and allow me to enjoy life, where as things have just got worse, ironic isn't it.

Sorry for the long post, this has just been building up for a few days.

Hope you're all ok?
25/09/2006 at 21:51
((((Leighton)))) So sorry to hear things are bad. I have to say, I really admire the way you're handling things at the moment. The weight thing must be hard but you'll sort that out in time, I'm sure. The nightmares must be very hard too - is that due to the medication do you think? Very sorry to hear about your Dad's Mum. But your mum and brother have got no right to comment on your choice of name! You are taking such positive steps to sort things out - keep at it. xx
25/09/2006 at 21:52
Oh and thanks very much for asking - yes, the training is going well. That's another thing I really admire about you - you always ask how everyone else is, despite what you're going through :)
25/09/2006 at 22:22

elle - I've always admired that about Leighton too - asking after others when you're struggling yourself is an amazing quality.

Leighton - I wish I had a magic cure for you but that's not how it works. Your atitude is brilliant and you are giving yourself every chance of getting back on track ASAP. I'll try to email ovr the next day or so.

Hope everyone else is OK.
25/09/2006 at 22:27
Evening apps - how are you?
25/09/2006 at 22:39
Sorry to hear about your headaches and nightmares Leighton, they don't sound good at all.
25/09/2006 at 22:52
Hi elle - I'm pretty good thanks - still things I need to sort out (like the number of empty bottles I recycled today). You seem in good form an it's lovely to see!

Hello Cinders - hope things are well for you this evening...
25/09/2006 at 22:56

just popping in to say
please just hang on
just kep hanging on
all this shite has been a long time coming out into the open
you are now thinking a little of yourself-and this is what you must do
buger the rest of the world for a bit
you need to get well
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